When life is busy, the last thing you might want to do at the end of the day is cook. So a lot of times people turn to food that’s easy – like popping something frozen into the oven or cooking mac and cheese for the umpteenth time.
Luckily, there’s a way to have delicious, homemade dinners without having to slave over a hot stove. We’re talking slow cookers, of course!
There are all kinds of slow cooker recipes out there to help satisfy even your pickiest eaters. This is one of them! Mom and social media star, Kayli Butler, shared a simple recipe for making teriyaki chicken. As she puts it,
“It’s great for busy parents, college students, or anyone who is always in a rush.”
Here’s what you need to make “Quick and Easy Teriyaki Chicken.”
- Frozen chicken breasts (5 or 6)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- Carrots (baby)
- Broccoli (chopped)
- Additional vegetables (optional)
Kayli (from HeyKayli) explains in the video that she got the recipe from a friend. The amount it makes up is perfect for her family, and also provides some leftovers. But just know it’s a teriyaki chicken recipe that can be adjusted to fit your family’s size and preferences.
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Another thing to keep in mind is that since it’s a slow cooker recipe, you need time for it to cook! This one requires about seven hours of cook-time.
Place the frozen chicken breasts inside of the slow cooker (aka crockpot).
Add the 1/2 cup of brown sugar to the slow cooker, followed by the 1/2 cup of soy sauce. Kayli points out that you can use any brand.
You’re now going to let it cook. The mom sets her slow cooker to “high,” and lets it sit for five hours.
Once the five hours are up, you’re going to add some baby carrots to the slow cooker. When it comes to how many, Kayli says:
“Just add as many carrots as you like. If you don’t like carrots don’t add as many. Or, you don’t have to add any if you don’t want to!”
Now, place the cover back on and cook for another hour.
After the hour is up, add some chopped broccoli to the slow cooker. If you’re a big fan of veggies, you can toss others in too! Cauliflower, onions, or peppers would also make great additions. It all depends on what you and your family like.
Place the cover back on and cook for an additional hour.
The mouthwatering teriyaki chicken is now ready to enjoy! You can eat it plain, over noodles, over rice, or scoop it onto a salad.
Not only is it barely any work, just look at how amazing Kayli’s turned out… That’s a huge step up from your typical easy meal!
So, what are viewers who’ve tried making the meal themselves saying? One person commented:
“I tried this and it came out delicious!”
“Oh my goodnes I made this and it was soo good and my WHOLE family loved it and theres 8 people aged 5-46 thats a lot to say. Thanks Kayli!”
It’s a simple teriyaki chicken recipe that might become one of your new favorites.
Press play on the video below to watch Kayli’s demonstration for yourself!
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